Mondelēz International has introduced an greater dedication to cut back its use of virgin plastics in its packaging, as a part of its ongoing efforts to do away with, cut back, exchange and recycle plastic packaging throughout its portfolio.
While it already has a considerably below-sector-average use of plastics in its portfolio via weight, Mondelēz International is demonstrating its get to the bottom of to proceed to cut back plastic packaging. By 2025, the corporate objectives for an a minimum of 25% relief in virgin plastic use in its inflexible plastic packaging or a 5% relief in virgin plastic use in its total plastic packaging portfolio, assuming consistent portfolio combine.
The virgin plastic use relief goal might be accomplished thru a mixture of measures together with removing of plastic subject material, greater use of recycled content material and the adoption of reuse fashions for the corporate’s portfolio the place it is sensible to take action.
“Our support for a more sustainable future for plastics is clear,” mentioned Dirk Van de Put, chairman and leader government, for Mondelēz International. “We’re already one of the most efficient users of plastic packaging in the consumer goods space and we’ve made significant strides to reduce plastic packaging use, substitute plastics for other materials and design for recyclability.”
“Given the strong progress we’ve made in packaging, and our focus on leading a sustainable future for snacking, we’re committing to reductions in virgin plastics use and investments in innovation to remove packaging or switch to more easily recyclable materials.”
These commitments construct at the corporate’s current 2025 targets to make use of 5% recycled content material via weight throughout its plastic packaging and to design all packaging for recyclability, a function the corporate is on the right track to reach with 94% of packaging already designed to be recycled.
The corporate recently invests over $30 million a 12 months in generation, assets and recycling infrastructure and anticipates an acceleration on this funding through the years. In general, between 2019 and 2025, Mondelēz International anticipates spending roughly $300 million in making a sustainable long term for plastics.
Mondelēz International is an lively player within the Consumer Goods Forum Plastic Coalition of Action; the Business Call for a Global UN Treaty on Plastics Pollution; the U.S. Plastics Pact; the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy Global Commitment; the New Plastics Economy Initiative; the European CEFLEX initiative; the United Kingdom Plastics Pact and the United Kingdom Flexible Plastic Fund (previously referred to as EPPIC); and the Australia/New Zealand Plastics Pact, amongst others.